Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Irish Riches Guineas and Gold Cup

Aidan O’Brien’s English Classic winner Gleneagles is aiming for a second Guineas, this time on his home turf in Ireland. Gleneagles is the 4-9 favourite* with William Hill for the Irish 2,000 Guineas and the bookmakers are still laying plenty of bets at odds-on.


“It’s all about the favourite Gleneagles and he’s attracting some very chunky bets, with punters believing he is a banker,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke


It’s a similar case in the 1,000 Guineas, with Found a well-supported favourite at 9-4 with William Hill. At longer odds, Mick Channon’s Malabar was trimmed earlier in the week to 9-1 from 10-1 and has attracted each-way money.


“There has been a spread of money across the market, but Found is very popular and easily the best-backed horse. Punters are clearly willing to forgive her disappointing reappearance and are supporting her to get her career back on track,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


In the Tattersalls Gold Cup market, The Grey Gatsby heads the betting with William Hill as the 11-8 favourite, while Al Kazeem is a 5-2 chance and Postponed is 11-4.



Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas*: 4-9 Gleneagles, 9-2 Ivawood, 10-1 Belardo, 12-1 Tombelaine, 20-1 Endless Drama, 25-1 Smuggler’s Cove, 28-1 Convergence, 33-1 Lexington Times, 40-1 Mohaayed, 50-1 The Warrior, 100-1 Carbon Dating (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas: 9-4 Found, 11-2 Bocca Baciata, 7-1 Kissed By Angels, 8-1 Pleascach, Raydara, 9-1 Malabar, 11-1 Jack Naylor, 12-1 Joailliere, 25-1 Stormfly, Tamadhor, 33-1 Devonshire, Qualify, 40-1 Military Angel, Steip Amach, 50-1 Pastoral Girl, Russian Punch, 66-1 Plus Ca Change, 150-1 Mainicin, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)


Tattersalls Gold Cup: 11-8 The Grey Gatsby, 5-2 Al Kazeem, 11-4 Postponed, 9-1 Fascinating Rock, 20-1 Parish Hall, 66-1 Highly Toxic, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2)



*Please note – see updated betting at 5.30pm for tomorrow’s advert prices*